10 Ways Being Too Nice Can Harm Your Physical and Mental Health

By | 2017-07-13T22:42:27+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

We are taught from a young age to be nice to people, to treat others as you want to be treated yourself. But there is a downside to being too nice. Can someone be too nice? In a world where all we seem to hear is bad news, it may seem that there is no [...]

8 Amazing Things That Happen When You Stop Using Social Media

By | 2017-01-13T21:47:54+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

If you stop using social media, break free of the social expectations and disconnect from it, you will see some significant improvements in your life. The question of social media doing more harm than good has become a huge topic of debate in recent years. Despite its baseline purpose of connecting people and helping to [...]

Mental Health Issues Faced by Teenagers

By | 2017-02-12T22:46:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Teens are just as vulnerable to developing mental health disorders as adults. In fact, some mental illnesses develop in the teen years. Other conditions, considered to be “disorders” rather than mental illnesses, such as oppositional defiant disorder, may exist in the teen alongside such illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Some [...]

5 Ways Meditation Affects Your Brain

By | 2017-02-12T22:47:12+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

From stress reduction to improved attention and memory, meditation is a practice that yields a large number of health benefits. Mediation has slowly been gaining in popularity in recent years, garnering a number of scientific studies to determine the specific effects the practice has on the body. It has been found that meditation and other [...]

Changing Your Mindset and Quitting Addiction

By | 2014-07-13T02:36:13+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Can you change your response to triggers in your environment? You can consider the number of times you’ve felt anxious, nervous, aroused, or fearful for no apparent reason, but just by looking a sight or smelling a smell, or even thinking about a future scenario in your mind. Its the flow of chemicals inside [...]

What Would Your Life Be Like with No Internet?

By | 2017-01-13T21:54:04+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Categories: Food for thought, Futurism & Technology, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

American scientists led by Richard Novatson conducted quite an interesting, but also relevant study which involved 4,000 people (50%-50% of men and women) who were directly connected with the Internet activity, and also spent a lot of time on social networks and other online services. So, the question was: what would you do if [...]

What Happens to Our Brain When We Break Up?

By | 2017-01-13T21:54:10+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

An unwanted and unexpected separation may entail significant psychological stress. Often people parallel this feeling with a fist in the stomach, or a stab in the heart. Despite the efforts, the help and support of their friendly circle, this feeling proves to be very difficult to fade away, at least in the first few [...]

New Study Explains Why Junk Food Is So Addictive

By | 2017-01-13T21:54:15+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

“Once you pop, you just can’t stop” is the motto of a chips brand. And it is not just a slogan; according to scientists it is exactly what happens in reality: you only want to eat one thing, but once you started you can’t stop until you finish the whole bag. A recent study [...]

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